McDougall Rim - TRAIL

McDougall Rim - Trail, Westbank, British Columbia

22 km loop. 12 km fire road ascent. 10 km fast single track descent. Very good view points of Okanagan Lake and Kelowna along the descent. No stunts or jumps on the trail

User Reviews (2)

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luth   Cross Country Rider [Aug 11, 2005]

Perfect cross country ride in my books! Big climb of around 2700 feet up a logging road, then rolling singletrack across the top of a high forested, sometimes rocky ridge down into to swooping turns and little chutes through trees. Nothing very technical, but the 1.5-2 or so hour long climb plus tons of classic singletrack downhill makes this a must do for a cardio minded riders.

Customer Service

Pretty much the same as the previous review. If you want a slightly shorter ride that only hits the singletrack downhill, you can turn right up the first logging road about 1 km. after leaving the parking area. It is a fairly steep climb off the main road, but eases off after a bit with the occasional tough section over the next few kms. After a particularly rough water damaged section of road, you will come to a junction. Either continue right (straight) for the very short version which leads you to the mini plank bridge junction on the right in a few hundred meters, or turn left to continue climbing to Hidden Lake. The Lake is around 30-45 minutes of climbing further up this road. Go around the west side of the lake on an ATV track that leads you to the singletrack about 10 minutes after leaving the lake. Turn right for the downhill back to the plank bridge junction and on to the trailhead.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
mtbPeter   Weekend Warrior [Mar 31, 2005]

great cardio climb up the fire road. a bit long for the out-of-shapers. fast flowing downhill singletrack back to your car. Fantastic view points along the downhill. don't forget to stop and take a look as you descend along this ridge.

Customer Service

the fire road has about 1/2 dozen forks so either get the map from a local bike shop or bring a friend who's ridden it before so you don't get lost and miss the great descent

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OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
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